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American Graduate Student Film Festival Winners

Posted March 27, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT’s Anacostia Digital Media Arts Club, under the leadership of American Graduate Fellow Tyrell Vaughn, produced the American Graduate Student Film Festival’s winning video, Be the Change.  Be the Change‘s powerful message of adult mentors being the change they want to see in students and empowering them to stay in school resonated with a broad […]

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Books to Read Before Kids Start School

Posted August 19, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

By Danielle Steinberg Anxious, excited, curious, frightened… kids can experience a rush of emotions as they prepare for their first days of school. Whether they’re starting day care, preschool, kindergarten or a different school in a new town, calm your young child’s classroom jitters by reading these books together.       1. Little School […]

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BookExpo America 2016 – Watch Here

Posted May 12, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

BEA and BookCon May 12, 13, & 14 2016.  BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. BookCon is an immersive experience that features panels, Q&A, autographing sessions, and interactive content marrying the published word with video, podcasts, and more.. Authors scheduled to appear in the coverage […]

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Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted June 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted March 5, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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Did Climate Change Create Hurricane Sandy?

Posted November 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Could climate change be the cause of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? Jennifer Francis, a climatologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, believes that may be the case. In fact, her research shows that Arctic warming may have contributed to many of the extreme weather events of the past few years. Sam Eaton reports […]

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Ask the Headhunter: Get Hired by Minimizing the Employer’s Risk

Posted June 18, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Securing a job, headhunter Nick Corcodilos says, is not about looking for a job opening, but about making connections where you want to work. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Samuel Mann. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past […]

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Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind

Posted June 14, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

PBS has commissioned John D. Boswell, also known by his Youtube moniker MelodySheep, to revisit the extensive video libraries of PBS’ most famous icons and produce a series of enthralling musical tributes that pay homage to our most beloved figures. The video, “Garden of Your Mind” on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel, has now been […]

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Nearly One of Every 10 Howard University Doctors Considered Super By Medical Community

Posted October 28, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

  WASHINGTON –More than 20 of doctors from Howard University College of Medicine, Howard University Hospital and the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan have been named by their peers as one of outstanding practicing physicians in the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area. The number accounts for nearly 10 percent of the university, hospital and practice plan’s staff and […]

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Watch The American Graduate Teacher Town Hall Meeting Online!

Posted July 9, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The DC Teacher Town Hall was hosted by WAMU’s Matt McCleskey on June 5, 2012 at the WHUT Television studios on the Howard University campus. The lively discussion serves as a catalyst to generate new conversations about education today and the realities faced by local teachers. Thank you to all of the DC Metro educators […]

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American Graduate Champion DC – Smart From The Start DC

Posted June 28, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Smart from the Start is a family support, community engagement and school readiness organization that has as its mission to prevent the academic achievement gap among young children living in the lowest income families and communities. Smart empowers parents and caregivers in under-served communities with the tools, resources and support they need to break cycles of chronic school […]

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Challenge Your Brain With Visual Mind Games

Posted October 25, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Posted 10.23.01 by NOVA Like a tiny, ever-alert judge seated inside your head, your brain is constantly making decisions about evidence brought to it by way of your senses, to give you as clear an understanding as possible of what you’re seeing, feeling, tasting, etc. Sometimes you can catch your brain trying to, well, make up […]

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50 Ways to Send Your Boomerang Kid Packing

Posted July 10, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Once back home, they tend to grow roots. So tell them there must be 50 ways to leave their mother.   Why are we surprised that we boomers, the generation that never wanted to grow old, spawned a generation that never wants to grow up? And who can blame them? Once society removed the stigma […]

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See our American Graduate Day 2015 Local Partners and Get Involved!

Posted October 10, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Fishing School  The Fishing School prepares public school elementary and middle school students for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills; and engaging them and their parents in intensive, multi-year, and research-based out of school time and parent engagement programs and activities. Words Beats & Life  Words […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Hope Harrod

Posted May 23, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Hope Harrod is a teacher at John Burroughs Elementary School. On the 2012 DC CAS, 24 percent of students in Ms. Harrod’s class moved up one proficiency level in math and 40 percent of students moved up one proficiency level in reading. Burroughs, at the school level, also made tremendous gains, jumping 16 percentage points […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – College Tribe

Posted July 6, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

College Tribe started in 2007 to increase to number of Black males in the District of Columbia graduating from high school who go to college and become successful. We hosted etiquette classes, financial literacy, and other college preparatory skills training. As we targeted younger ages, we incorporated chess, then robotics, then video game design, to […]

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The Best Way to Pay for College

Posted August 20, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

PBS NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman is now answering questions from Next Avenue visitors about personal finances, business and the economy. His advice will appear on Next Avenue as well as Solman’s PBSNewsHour blog, Making Sen$e With Paul Solman,  and the Rundown, NewsHour’s blog of news and insight. PBS NewsHour is an hour-long television news program and accompanying […]

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Next Avenue: Boomers’ Love/Loathe Relationship With Millennials

Posted June 3, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

The ‘You Raised Us — Now Work With Us’ author explains the paradox   Here’s a conundrum for boomers: Why are you so testy about the Millennials you work with because they exhibit the same behaviors you instilled inyour Millennial kids as a parent?That’s the vexing questionLauren Stiller Rikleen answers in her intriguing new book with the […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Harriet Frost

Posted May 10, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former librarian for Banneker Senior high School and historian teaching students about the history Idella Carrier of Rosewood. Idella Carrier after fleeing the atrocities which occurred at Rosewood, moved and settled in Tampa, Florida.  The Rosewood families are the only families who have received reparations from a state government in the United States.  We seek to […]

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Watch Here! StoryCorp Presents “Traffic Stop”, A Night That Changed Alex Landau’s Life

Posted July 14, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. When Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night […]

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